When Creative publicly called ASUS out a few weeks ago over their fake EAX support, we had an idea to compare both true EAX along with the DS3D GX 2.0 engine from ASUS to see if real-world differences could be heard. So we picked up three Creative-recommend games and did just that. Though true EAX ultimately came out on top, the GX 2.0 performed so well, that Creative now has a true reason to become worried.
Not long ago, we received word from ASUS that they had managed to incorporate EAX effects into the drivers of their Xonar cards. Soon afterward, Creative told everyone that was false, and that ASUS "EAX" was not true EAX. Who's telling the straight story, and will you even notice a difference?